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Canceled -- Bluebird Basics

Amid concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19, all public programs, events, and trainings in state parks and forests are canceled through April 30. 
Except for the parks and forests that have been announced as closed, state park and forest facilities remain open.


Have you wandered the park and wondered about the bird boxes throughout? We call them cavity nest boxes but they started as bluebird boxes. Eastern bluebirds are a common site at the park now but that wasn't always the case. Over the years their populations have been bolstered thanks to the addition of these structures to serve as habitat as well as countless volunteer hours across the state who donate their time and effort to maintaining and monitoring these boxes.

Whether you're interested in learning more about eastern bluebirds or want to learn more about volunteering your time to this exciting project, this is the program for you. Join the park naturalist at the Kell Visitor Center to learn all you ever wanted to know about eastern bluebirds. We'll talk about their habitat, their adaptations, the role they play in their environment, their conservation, and what you can do to help. We'll end the evening with a walk in our wildflower fields to view the inside of some of our cavity nest boxes.

For more information, contact Jean H. Keene at 724-668-2939 or jkeene@pa.gov.

Friday, April 3 at 5:30pm

Keystone State Park, James Kell Visitor Center
1150 Keystone Park Road, Derry, PA 15627-3679

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